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The Edward Colonna Collection

The Edward Colonna Collection is part of the William J. Dane Fine Prints Collection in the Special Collections Division of The Newark Public Library. The collection of drawings was given to the Library by the artist in 1923. The collection consists of drawings, information files, photographs, and a copy of Essay on Broom Corn. The large cache of drawings, photographs, and correspondence housed in the Newark Public Library is a primary source of information about Edward Colonna’s life and career.



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Drawing of three Designs (A Letter Sealer, Fan, and Jewelry Setting). Pencil, Watercolor, and Gold on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau
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Advertising Design for Swift & Co. Ink and Watercolor on Paper.
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Three sketches of decorative designs
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In 1885, Colonna started a new job as chief designer for the Barney & Smith Manufacturing Co. of Dayton Ohio. The high point of Colonna’s career in Dayton was the publication of two small books containing some of his early designs. The first book was titled, Essay on Broom Corn and the second was Materiae Signa, Alchemistic Signs of Various Materials in Common Usage. Nearly the entire stock of Essay on Broom Corn was destroyed in a warehouse fire; fortunately, the Newark Public Library...
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Design
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The Edward Colonna Collection
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Circular design; colored pencil.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau
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Two Fabric Designs. Pencil, Watercolor, and Gold on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Textile...
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Three sketches, designs incorporate a bat, mice, and cornucopias.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau
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Design for a perfume company. (Floral Design). Pencil, Watercolor, and Gold on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
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Three drawings for the Swift Automobile Company. Ink and Watercolor on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Logos...
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Drawing for the Swift Automobile Company. Ink and Watercolor on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau
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Sketch of chalice
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
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Design for a Leaded Glass Window. Pencil and Watercolor on Tracing Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
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Five designs for various objects. (Snuff Bottles, Covered Vase, Lamps). Ink and Watercolor on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
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Nine Sketches of Pendants (2 of which could possibly be bracelets)
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Nine colored sketches of pendants.
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Drawing of a Loving Cup. Watercolor and Ink on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
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Eleven Jewelry Designs (7 Pendant Necklaces and 4 Rings). Pencil, Watercolor, Ink on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau,...
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Design for a hanging wall cabinet. Pencil and Watercolor on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
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Three Jewelry Designs. (2 Bracelets, 1 Pendant Necklace). Pencil, Watercolor, Ink and Gold on Paper.
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Eight sketches of Pendants
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Three designs for purse frames. Ink and Wash on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
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Three Jewelry Designs (Necklace, Comb, and Brooch). Pencil, Watercolor, and Gold on Paper.
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Six sketches of Jewelry (4 Pendants, 2 Bracelets)
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The Edward Colonna Collection
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Sketch of Table (Both Top Inlay and Body Design)
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Furniture...
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Sketch of chalice
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
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Original design in the Art Nouveau Style for a Drawing Room Wall. Watercolor, Pen and Ink with Gold on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
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Design for a Screen in Decorated Leather. Watercolor, Pen and Brown Ink with Gold on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
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Six sketches of Jewelry (4 Pendants, 2 Bracelets)
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Seven sketches (5 Rings, 2 Pins)
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Two Sketches of Jewelry (1 Necklace, 1 Pendant)
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Sketch of Table with Inlay
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Furniture...
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Five Sketches (3 Pendants, 2 Designs, 1 Necklace)
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Four drawings of kitchenware. (3 Teakettles, 1 Tong). Watercolor and Ink on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
Source: Edward Colonna Collection
The Edward Colonna Collection
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Sketch of Car with Art Nouveau Frame
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Source: Edward Colonna Collection
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Two sketches (1 Necklace, 1 Pendant)
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Source: Edward Colonna Collection
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Four Sketches of Jewelry (3 Pendants, 1 Necklace)
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Source: Edward Colonna Collection
The Edward Colonna Collection
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Design for a perfume company (Perfume Bottle). Pencil, Watercolor, and Gold on Paper.
Topics: Colonna, Edward, 1862-1948, Drawings, Art nouveau, Decoration and ornament--Art nouveau, Decorative...
Source: Edward Colonna Collection